Himalaya; personal stories of grandeur, challenge, and hope.0792261925
Himalaya; personal stories of grandeur, challenge, and hope.
Ed. by Richard C. Blum
Natl. Geographic Society
The exiled Dalai Lama Dalai Lama (dä`lī lä`mə) [Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935–, of Tibet introduces this volume on the gorgeous landscape, Buddhist culture, and challenges of his homeland. Former president Jimmy Carter offers his perspective on Nepal and the work of the American Himalayan Foundation The American Himalayan Foundation is a US non-profit that helps improve the ecology and living conditions in the Himalayas (populated by Nepalese, Sherpas, and Tibetans).
It was founded by Richard C. Blum. Edmund Hillary is Honorary President of the Foundation. , with which the editors are affiliated. Commentary on the region's ecological, political, and social problems by 40 writers, scholars, mountaineers, and humanitarians are interspersed with color photos of stunning scenery and a color map See color palette. . Reference sources beyond the National Geographic are not listed. Not indexed.
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